Cloud Wrapper

Add this behavior to your Ion property to enhance offload from your origin server by optimizing data caches in specific geographic regions.

How it works

Cloud Wrapper is especially useful if you have a large library of content. It gives you access to supplementary, regional resources for your hosts, called a "footprint." Content from your origin is cached in your footprint, which reduces the need for direct contact with your origin server. This helps your origins operate at peak performance.

You need to add Cloud Wrapper to your contract to get access to it. Talk to your account team for all the details. Once it's added, you'll set up a specific configuration for your footprint and add its behavior to your Ion property in Property Manager.

You can find full requirements and usage details in the Cloud Wrapper documentation.

Caveats and known issues

Before you add this support to your Ion property, consider these points:

  • Ion and other delivery products can't use the same footprint. You'll work with your ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč account team to set up your specific footprint for use with Cloud Wrapper. You can't configure Ion properties with Adaptive Media Delivery, Download Delivery, or Object Delivery properties in the same footprint.
  • Content needs to be cacheable. Cloud Wrapper's fundamental support is based on housing your cacheable content in your footprint, to help reduce load on your origin server. If you're specifically distributing non-cacheable content (no-store or bypass cache), don't add Cloud Wrapper to your Ion property.
  • SureRoute and Tiered Distribution aren't supported. Cloud Wrapper can't be used with Ion properties that also have SureRoute and Tiered Distribution enabled in the same rule group.